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World Economic Forum's Agenda featured a commentary piece co-authored by GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi that makes the case for why public-private partnerships and investments in health innovation are critical to achieving and financing universal health coverage.

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The European Sting crossposts GHTC commentary on UHC

The European Sting reposted a commentary piece co-authored by GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi, first published in World Economic Forum's Agenda, on the importance of public-private partnerships and innovation to achieving universal health coverage (UHC).

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Healio Infectious Disease News quotes GHTC Director on pandemic preparedness legislation

Healio Infectious Disease News quoted GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi in an article on the signing into law of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

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PATH/Eric Becker
WEF features GHTC commentary on the role of innovation in achieving UHC

World Economic Forum's Agenda featured a commentary piece co-authored by GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi that makes the case for why public-private partnerships and investments in health innovation are critical to achieving and financing universal health coverage.

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PATH/Mike Wang
President Signs Bill Reinforcing Fight Against Disease Threats. Focus Now Turns to Funding.

This legislation is an important step forward in strengthening our nation’s preparedness against global disease threats. We applaud the Administration and Congress for recognizing that protecting our nation’s health requires deploying BARDA’s unique capabilities to combat all hazards—not only chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, but naturally occurring health threats as well.

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GHTC opens call for nominations for 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards

GHTC has opened nominations for its 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards. Now in its third year, this initiative celebrates the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation. The nomination deadline is July 31, 2019.

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PATH/Mike Wang
President Signs Bill Reinforcing Fight Against Disease Threats. Focus Now Turns to Funding.

This legislation is an important step forward in strengthening our nation’s preparedness against global disease threats. We applaud the Administration and Congress for recognizing that protecting our nation’s health requires deploying BARDA’s unique capabilities to combat all hazards—not only chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, but naturally occurring health threats as well.

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GHTC opens call for nominations for 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards

GHTC has opened nominations for its 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards. Now in its third year, this initiative celebrates the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation. The nomination deadline is July 31, 2019.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Congress Takes Key Step to Reinforce Fight Against Disease Threats. Focus Now Turns to Funding.

The passage of PAHPAI is an important action by Congress to strengthen our nation’s preparedness against global disease threats. We applaud Congress for recognizing that protecting our nation’s health requires deploying BARDA’s unique capabilities to combat all hazards—not only chemical, biological, radiologic and nuclear threats, but naturally occurring health threats as well.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
WHO Member States Must Increase Investments in R&D for New Tools to Meet Urgent Health Challenges

Next week’s World Health Assembly will be setting priorities that have enormous life-altering implications for billions of people around the world. The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is calling on World Health Organization (WHO) member states to increase investments in research and development (R&D), as new tools and technologies are essential for meeting urgent challenges, from achieving universal health coverage (UHC) to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), and emerging threats like Ebola.

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GHTC statement on the President’s FY 2020 budget

The United States has long led the world in developing vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other technologies for neglected diseases and conditions that affect the world’s most vulnerable people, and the President’s budget proposal threatens to undermine this scientific and humanitarian legacy.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: a two-drug HIV treatment found equally effective as three drugs, experimental Ebola treatments show promise in lab study, and WHO upgrades list of essential diagnostic tests

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: GARDP to develop 5 new treatments for antibiotic resistant infections by 2025, researchers eliminated HIV from DNA of infected mice, and G20 leaders commit to advance global health

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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G20 leaders commit to advance global health, with partial recognition of R&D’s role

On Saturday, heads of state and government from the world’s leading economies concluded this year’s G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan by issuing a declaration committing to advance global health.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: NIH launches large TB prevention trial for people exposed to MDR-TB, Access to Medicine Index released, and diagnostic test could revive battle to eradicate yaws

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
3 takeaways from the inaugural Global Health Security Conference

Last week, the Australian government and the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security convened practitioners, researchers, educators, and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defense, and anthropology for the first Global Health Security Conference in Sydney to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and to identify gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future health crises.

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The European Sting crossposts GHTC commentary on UHC

The European Sting reposted a commentary piece co-authored by GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi, first published in World Economic Forum's Agenda, on the importance of public-private partnerships and innovation to achieving universal health coverage (UHC).

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Flickr: Diego Gurgel / Secom
Healio Infectious Disease News quotes GHTC Director on pandemic preparedness legislation

Healio Infectious Disease News quoted GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi in an article on the signing into law of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

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PATH/Eric Becker
WEF features GHTC commentary on the role of innovation in achieving UHC

World Economic Forum's Agenda featured a commentary piece co-authored by GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi that makes the case for why public-private partnerships and investments in health innovation are critical to achieving and financing universal health coverage.

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PATH/Lynn Heinisch
GHTC director quoted in Infectious Disease News article on preparedness legislation

GHTC's Director Jamie Bay Nishi was quoted in an article by Infectious Disease News on passage by the US Congress of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

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Health Policy Watch quotes GHTC director on preparedness legislation

Health Policy Watch quoted GHTC's Director Jamie Bay Nishi in an article discussing the passage by Congress of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

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GHTC endorses Comprehensive TB Elimination Act

GHTC joined other advocates in endorsing the Comprehensive TB Elimination Act of 2019, which would enhance tuberculosis (TB) R&D at the National Institutes of Health and facilitate coordination of late stage R&D of new TB diagnostic, treatment, and prevention tools with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

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PATH/Nguyen Ba Quang
GHTC statement on High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) delivered at WHA

A statement by GHTC and partners calling on the World Health Organization and member states to close the US$1.3 billion gap in annual TB R&D funding was made at the 72nd World Health Assembly. The statement urges countries to invest in the development of new medicines and technologies to treat multidrug-resistant TB and to facilitate rapid and equitable access to these interventions.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
GHTC statement on pandemic influenza preparedness delivered at WHA

A statement by GHTC and partners encouraging innovative technologies and approaches to accelerate universal influenza vaccine research and development was made at the 72nd World Health Assembly. This statement recognizes pandemic influenza as a looming global health threat and encourages the World Health Organization and member states to increase investment and collaborative action to accelerate development of a universal flu vaccine.

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GHTC statement on UN High-Level Meeting on AMR delivered at WHA

A statement by GHTC and partners noting that innovation and R&D must be at the heart of any agenda to tackle AMR was delivered at the 72nd World Health Assembly. The statement applauds World Health Organization member states for recognizing the need for new antimicrobials, vaccines, and diagnostics, and urges continued progress on commitments made at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting.

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GHTC statement on Universal Health Coverage delivered at WHA

A statement by GHTC and partners emphasizing the importance of innovation and R&D as a central pillar of universal health coverage (UHC) was made at the 72nd World Health Assembly. The statement calls for the Political Declaration to include language to strengthen health systems down to the community level by investing in R&D to ensure quality care for all.

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